Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Lest there should be among you man, or woman, or family, or tribe, whose heart turneth away this day from the LORD our God, to go and serve the gods of these nations; lest there should be among you a root that beareth gall and wormwood;
Among you man
Take heed to yourselves, lest your heart be deceived, and ye turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them,
If there arise in the midst of thee a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and he gives thee a sign or a wonder,
If there be found in the midst of thee, within any of thy gates which LORD thy God gives thee, man or woman, who does that which is evil in the sight of LORD thy God, in transgressing his covenant,
Watch, brothers, lest there will be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in withdrawing from the living God.
Among you a root
Therefore thus says LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: Behold, I will feed them, even this people, with wormwood, and give them water of gall to drink.
They speak [vain] words, swearing falsely in making covenants. Therefore judgment springs up as hemlock in the furrows of the field.
Shall horses run upon the rock? Will [a man] plow [there] with oxen? That ye have turned justice into gall, and the fruit of righteousness into wormwood,
For I perceive that thou are in the gall of bitterness and the bond of unrighteousness.
Looking carefully lest any man fall short, away from the grace of God, lest any root of bitterness sprouting up would cause trouble, and by this many may be defiled,